Times Square and Jihad Denial

I finally got out and about – a beautiful Saturday night in New York City -- and I had to bolt home. Times Square was evacuated, emptied of tourists, as police officers and firefighters closed the area because of a car bomb – bomb materials found in an SUV.

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The SUV was filled with propane tanks, fireworks, filled gas cans, clocks with batteries, and two clocks with batteries, electric wire and more. A police official said: “It looks as if the perp was trying to light it up, and was interrupted by the cops, panicked and took off. It looked like someone tried to detonate it and we got to it in time. This is a big deal. It has the makings of a real car bomb.” A police officer who was on the scene said: “I did a lap around the vehicle. The inside was smoking. I smelled gunpowder and knew it might blow. I thought it might blow any second.”

Despite all that, the feds said at first that it wasn’t a terrorist attack. Then what was it?

That line was so absurd in this case that they had to change their tune, and fast. Now New York Governor Paterson and even DHS Secretary Janet “Nudnik” Napolitano are saying it was a terrorist attack attempt. Said Napolitano: “We’re taking this very seriously. We’re treating it as if it could be a potential terrorist attack.” But everyone was saying that they had no idea who was behind it. Police are now searching for a “white man” – a search the mainstream media is playing up big, hoping that the terrorist will turn out to be a non-Muslim. As if there are no white Muslims! Tell that to the North Carolina jihadis arrested last year.



But for Barack Obama and his gang there are no jihadis at all. Granny at the Tea Party is the real terrorist threat as far as they’re concerned.

The mainstream media also at first dismissed the gravity of the failed Times Square bomb as “amateurish.” Many headlines led with this angle. This, yet again, reflected the nonsensical and lethal “logic” of our news gatherers. It was ridiculous on its face. Saturday night in Times Square is teeming with humanity. Thousands of people could have been hurt, many killed, and now officials are admitting that: New York police commissioner Ray Kelly said, “If this had detonated, it would have caused casualties, a significant fireball, and would have ripped the vehicle in half.”

Bloomberg said there was no evidence that the bomber was affiliated with any terrorist organizations. How does he know that? Let’s assume for a moment that this car bomb was Islamic jihad. Whether the bomber was loosely tied to an organization or was a lone jihadi, what’s the difference if the motivation was the same? How many soldiers of Allah (a moniker on Fort Hood’s jihadist Major Nidal Hasan business card) are playing with bombs in their basements right now, and have nothing to do with al-Qaeda or the Taliban?

Even worse, their motivation is indirectly sanctioned by the Obama administration, by its silence and refusal to address (or even speak of) Islamic jihad. Has Obama apologized for the theater district yet, or has he written another big fat check to Pakistan or the Palestinian Authority or some other jihad-supporting entity?

Also, if this was a jihad attack, watch for another round of mainstream media excusing and denying the role of the Koran’s teachings of violence. Every time there is an Islamic attack on America, Islam advances. America recedes. Whenever Americans are murdered, shot in the back, attacked in any way by jihadists, and CAIR gets a platform on FOX, Ibrahim Hooper or MPAC gets a shout out on O’Reilly, and we bend a little bit more to Islam, while Muslims admonish Americans about a potential backlash.

Whether the car bomb in Times Square was a jihad attack or not, this evasion is setting the stage for rivers of blood. The more you appease, the more horrific the end result will be. If Hitler had been stopped at Czechoslovakia, think of all the incomprehensible bloodshed and loss of life that would have been avoided. The more you give in to evil, the greater the consequences will ultimately be. Evil has no depth, no bottom.

Yet we can be sure that if a jihad connection is found, the mainstream media will mention it only long enough to explain it away. It’s inexcusable.

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